Isola Madre is an island located in the Italian part of Lake Maggiore. It is the largest of the Borromean Islands, which are a group of three islands located in the lake. The island is known for its botanical gardens, which feature a wide variety of plants and flowers from around the world. The gardens are home to over 3,000 species of plants, including palms, cypresses, and magnolias, as well as a variety of fruit trees. The island also has a palace, called the Palazzo Borromeo, which is open to the public and features a collection of art and antiques. Isola Madre is a popular tourist destination in the Lake Maggiore region and is easily accessible by boat from the town of Stresa.
We visit Isola Madre on our tour of the Gardens of the Italian Lakes Como & Maggiore – 2023.